Possible Side Effects and Adverse Reactions of Carbamazine (Tegretol)
- Reduction of blood cell production in the bone marrow
- Decreased red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome*
Children should have regular blood work to rule out decreased blood cells. Contact the doctor right away if the child has tiredness, weakness, easy bruising or unusual bleeding.
* Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare, but serious condition affecting the skin and mucous membranes. It is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization. It begins with swelling of the face and tongue, skin pain, blisters, hives, shedding of skin; the child may also have fever, sore throat, burning eyes, cough. Immediately contact the doctor if your child develops a rash while taking this medication.